Malala Yousafzai, Youngest Nobel Peace Prize Winner, to Speak at San Jose State

Seventeen-year-old human rights activist Malala Yousafzai, the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, will speak at San Jose State University's Event Center on June 26.

(Editor's note: A previous version of this story erroneously said Yousafzai would be speaking on June 25)

Yousafzai has been an activist for girls' education since she was in her pre-teens, garnering national attention in Pakistan. In 2012, she was shot in the head by the Taliban while riding the bus home from school.

She documented her life experiences in the 2013 memoir "I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban."

In 2014, she was co-awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

"I’m proud that I am the first Pakistani and I am honored that I am the first young woman or the first young person to be receive this award,” she said in a subsequent press conference where she needed to stand on a box to see over the top. “I’m thankful to my father for not clipping my wings and for letting me to fly.”

The appearance is part of "Unique Lives & Experiences," a lecture series that features women. Yousafzai will speak on stage with "Kite Runner" author Khaled Hosseini.

Tickets are on sale now and cost $50-200.

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